I bet you all know the feeling! You start watching a new series. Here you are: Excited as you can be. Ready to get attached to some brand new characters. I've been there over and over again. Sometimes it's a huge success. Sometimes a disappointment. Every now and then I start watching a TV series and it's just not for me. I try watching. I try to bond with the character. I wait. And I watch. But nothing happens. It's not always that way: There are times that a completely LOVE a series. But the love fades. And eventually turn in irritation. That's the moment to stop watching.
Years ago, I had this rule to always watch a Tv series completely. I I'd start: I'd complete it. Just because only then, you can really form a judgment. If you stop watching, you're missing out on stuff! But then life happened. Life gets busier and busier. And you have different priorities. So many series to watch, so little time. That's when I started to 'quit' watching TV series I didn't like. For me, there are three reasons to stop watching:
1. I don't like it from the beginning
I try watching some episodes. But I just don't like it. I don't like the characters. I don't like the storyline. It's just not for me.
This first one is also a hard one. Because: When will you give up? I've had some good and bad experiences. Honestly: I had to watch the first episode of Game of Thrones 5 times before I liked it and could proceed with episode 2. But as from there: I fell in love with the TV series. That also taught me not to give up too soon.
For me, it's hard to tell hen I will quit. I'll try a few episodes. Or watch the first one a few times. When I just don't get into the story or don't like the characters: I quit. There are actually 2 reasons which are related to this one: Either I don't like the story. And/ or I don't like the characters. Both will cause me to quit watching.
2. I don't come back for more
You probably know the feeling: There this series which has 4 seasons. Yay! You watch them all in like a second. And then you move on. The next season will only be on Netflix next year. It's only 2 years later that you realize the new season has already been on Netflix for quite a while. But somehow, you just don't feel the urge to watch..
You force yourself to watch another episode. Because, hey: It's exciting that there's a new season (or 2) again right? But you don't watch the new season in a day. Even worse: You don't really feel like watching it the next day either. And slowly.. this TV show disappears from your thoughts..
3. The loves fades and turns into frustration
I watched a TV series and I loved it! It's awesome. But then, the writers go a completely different direction. Or stay stuck in something that's going on too long. The loves fades. And suddenly I find myself frustrated: Why am I watching this?
This reason makes me quit watching abruptly. Don't get me wrong: I don't stop watching for the littlest thing. It's just that frustration is getting more and more.. And love is less and less. And suddenly: I can't handle it anymore. I turn Netflix off and I quit. I just quit. I don't need this anymore.
Come back later this week for 3 series I quit watching! Confession time: Which series did you stop watching? And why?